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Dr Michael Mair PhD

Senior Lecturer Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

Publications

2019

The New Ghosts in the Machine: ‘Pragmatist’ AI and the Conceptual Perils of Anthropomorphic Description (Journal article)

Brooker, P., Dutton, W., & Mair, M. D. (2019). The New Ghosts in the Machine: ‘Pragmatist’ AI and the Conceptual Perils of Anthropomorphic Description. Ethnographic Studies, 16, 272-298. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3459327

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3459327

Garfinkel, Harold (Chapter)

Mair, M. D., & Sharrock, W. W. (2019). Garfinkel, Harold. In P. Atkinson, S. Delamont, M. Hardy, & M. Williams (Eds.), SAGE Research Methods Foundations. London: SAGE. doi:10.4135/9781526421036

DOI: 10.4135/9781526421036

2018

War on Video: Combat Footage, Vernacular Video Analysis and Military Culture from Within (Journal article)

Mair, M. D., Elsey, C., Smith, P. V., & Watson, P. G. (2018). War on Video: Combat Footage, Vernacular Video Analysis and Military Culture from Within. Ethnographic Studies, (15), 83-105.

Just what are we doing when we're describing AI? Harvey Sacks, the commentator machine and the descriptive turn in artificial intelligence (Conference Paper)

Sormani, P., Brooker, P. D., Dutton, W., & Mair, M. (2018). Just what are we doing when we're describing AI? Harvey Sacks, the commentator machine and the descriptive turn in artificial intelligence. In EASST2018: Meetings - Making Science, Technology and Society Together. Lancaster University, UK.

Interpretive Asymmetry, Retrospective Inquiry and the Explication of Action in an Incident of Friendly Fire (Journal article)

Mair, M., Elsey, C., Watson, P. G., & Smith, P. V. (n.d.). Interpretive Asymmetry, Retrospective Inquiry and the Explication of Action in an Incident of Friendly Fire. doi:10.31235/osf.io/nvfu9

DOI: 10.31235/osf.io/nvfu9

Stealth Bombing: Europe’s Hidden Involvement in the United States’ Drone Wars (Internet publication)

Holder, A., Mair, M. D., & Minor, E. (2018). Stealth Bombing: Europe’s Hidden Involvement in the United States’ Drone Wars. Retrieved from https://braveneweurope.com/

Targeting Legality: The Armed Drone as a Socio-Technical and Socio-Legal System (Journal article)

Holder, A., Minor, E., & Mair, M. D. (2018). Targeting Legality: The Armed Drone as a Socio-Technical and Socio-Legal System. Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, (1), 1-17.

Violence as Work: Ethnomethodological Insights Into Military Combat Operations (Journal article)

Elsey, C., Mair, M., & Kolanoski, M. (2018). Violence as Work: Ethnomethodological Insights Into Military Combat Operations. PSYCHOLOGY OF VIOLENCE, 8(3), 316-328. doi:10.1037/vio0000173

DOI: 10.1037/vio0000173

The future of European militaries will be remotely piloted – and that should worry us all (Internet publication)

Mair, M. D., Holder, A., & Minor, E. (2018). The future of European militaries will be remotely piloted – and that should worry us all. Brave New Europe. Retrieved from https://braveneweurope.com/

2017

Reflections on Collecting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo (Internet publication)

Minor, E., & Mair, M. D. (2017). Reflections on Collecting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Retrieved from https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2017/12/16/73288/

Submission of Written Evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into the Use of Armed Drones: Drone Strikes, Legal Reasoning and the Need for Transparency (Other)

Mair, M. D., Holder, A., & Minor, E. (2017). Submission of Written Evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into the Use of Armed Drones: Drone Strikes, Legal Reasoning and the Need for Transparency. Retrieved from http://appgdrones.org.uk/

The Europeanisation of the Armed Drone (Internet publication)

Mair, M. D., Minor, E., & Holder, A. (2017). The Europeanisation of the Armed Drone. Brave New Europe. Retrieved from https://braveneweurope.com/

Politics, Government and Corruption: (Chapter)

Mair, M., & Jones, P. (n.d.). Politics, Government and Corruption:. In How Corrupt is Britain? (pp. 124-134). Pluto Press. doi:10.2307/j.ctt183p7g4.14

DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt183p7g4.14

'The planners' dream goes wrong?' Questioning citizen-centred planning (Journal article)

Lord, A., Mair, M., Sturzaker, J., & Jones, P. (2017). 'The planners' dream goes wrong?' Questioning citizen-centred planning. LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES, 43(3), 344-363. doi:10.1080/03003930.2017.1288618

DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2017.1288618

2016

The Violence You Were/n’t Meant to See: Representations of Death in an Age of Digital Reproduction (Chapter)

Mair, M., Elsey, C., Smith, P. V., & Watson, P. G. (2016). The Violence You Were/n’t Meant to See: Representations of Death in an Age of Digital Reproduction. In The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and War (pp. 425-443). Palgrave Macmillan UK. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-43170-7_23

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-43170-7_23

Ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis and the Study of Action-in-Interaction in Military Settings (Chapter)

Elsey, C., Mair, M. D., Smith, P. V., & Watson, P. G. (2016). Ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis and the Study of Action-in-Interaction in Military Settings. In A. J. Williams, K. N. Jenkings, R. Woodward, & M. F. Rech (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods. Abingdon: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

Statistical Practice: Putting Society on Display (Journal article)

Mair, M., Greiffenhagen, C., & Sharrock, W. W. (2016). Statistical Practice: Putting Society on Display. THEORY CULTURE & SOCIETY, 33(3), 51-77. doi:10.1177/0263276414559058

DOI: 10.1177/0263276414559058

Julian Assange and the 'Academic Embargo' on Wikileaks' Revelations (Internet publication)

Mair, M. D. (2016). Julian Assange and the 'Academic Embargo' on Wikileaks' Revelations. Retrieved from https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/

Genealogy, Parasitism and Moral Economy: The Case of UK Supermarket Growth (Chapter)

Jones, P., & Mair, M. (2016). Genealogy, Parasitism and Moral Economy: The Case of UK Supermarket Growth. In D. Whyte, & J. Wiegratz (Eds.), Neo-liberalism and the Moral Economy of Fraud. London: Routledge.

2015

Methodological troubles as problems and phenomena: ethnomethodology and the question of 'method' in the social sciences (Journal article)

Greiffenhagen, C., Mair, M., & Sharrock, W. (2015). Methodological troubles as problems and phenomena: ethnomethodology and the question of 'method' in the social sciences. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 66(3), 460-485. doi:10.1111/1468-4446.12136

DOI: 10.1111/1468-4446.12136

Politics, Government and Corruption: The Case of the Private Finance Initiative (Chapter)

Mair, M., & Jones, P. (2015). Politics, Government and Corruption: The Case of the Private Finance Initiative. In D. Whyte, & W. MacMahon (Eds.), How Corrupt is Britain? (pp. 124-134). London: Pluto Press.

2014

190th Fighter Squadron/Blues and Royals Fratricide: Modified Incident Transcript (Artefact)

Mair, M., Elsey, C., Smith, P. V., & Watson, P. G. (2014). 190th Fighter Squadron/Blues and Royals Fratricide: Modified Incident Transcript [Transcript]. http://repository.liv.ac.uk/2005800/. Retrieved from https://liverpool.academia.edu/MichaelMair/Transcripts

2013

Interpretive Asymmetry, Retrospective Inquiry and the Explication of Action in an Incident of Friendly Fire (Journal article)

Mair, M., Elsey, C., Watson, P. G., & Smith, P. V. (2013). Interpretive Asymmetry, Retrospective Inquiry and the Explication of Action in an Incident of Friendly Fire. SYMBOLIC INTERACTION, 36(4), 398-416. doi:10.1002/symb.78

DOI: 10.1002/symb.78

Social Studies of Social Science: A Working Bibliography (Journal article)

Mair, M., Greiffenhagen, C., & Sharrock, W. W. (2013). Social Studies of Social Science: A Working Bibliography. NCRM Working Paper Series, (3219). Retrieved from http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/3219

2012

Patients' uses of information as researchable domains of social practice (Journal article)

Mair, M., & Kierans, C. (2012). Patients' uses of information as researchable domains of social practice. HEALTH INFORMATICS JOURNAL, 18(4), 271-283. doi:10.1177/1460458212445400

DOI: 10.1177/1460458212445400

War-making and sense-making: some technical reflections on an instance of friendly fire' (Journal article)

Mair, M., Watson, P. G., Elsey, C., & Smith, P. V. (2012). War-making and sense-making: some technical reflections on an instance of friendly fire'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 63(1), 75-96. doi:10.1111/j.1468-4446.2011.01394.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-4446.2011.01394.x

2011

Alcohol, Tobacco and Obesity (Chapter)

Bell, K. (n.d.). Alcohol, Tobacco and Obesity. Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203822159

DOI: 10.4324/9780203822159

Deconstructing behavioural classifications: tobacco control, 'professional vision' and the tobacco user as a site of governmental intervention (Journal article)

Mair, M. (2011). Deconstructing behavioural classifications: tobacco control, 'professional vision' and the tobacco user as a site of governmental intervention. CRITICAL PUBLIC HEALTH, 21(2), 129-140. doi:10.1080/09581596.2010.529423

DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2010.529423

From Methodology to Methodography: A Study of Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning in Practice (Journal article)

Greiffenhagen, C., Mair, M., & Sharrock, W. (2011). From Methodology to Methodography: A Study of Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning in Practice. Methodological Innovations Online, 6(3), 93-107. doi:10.4256/mio.2011.009

DOI: 10.4256/mio.2011.009

2010

A Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning in the ESRC's National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM): Research Methods in Practice (Report)

Greiffenhagen, C., Mair, M., & Sharrock, W. W. (2010). A Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning in the ESRC's National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM): Research Methods in Practice. Southampton: ESRC.

Disorder, participation and the state: an ethnomethodological investigation of the governance of antisocial behaviour in a peripheral english housing estate (Thesis / Dissertation)

Mair, M. (2010). Disorder, participation and the state: an ethnomethodological investigation of the governance of antisocial behaviour in a peripheral english housing estate. (PhD Thesis, University of Manchester, UK).

2008

Evaluating Mihealth Newcastle: assessing the effectiveness of new health information and communication technology in providing support to patients with breast cancer receiving treatment in Newcastle (Report)

KIerans, C., & Mair, M. (2008). Evaluating Mihealth Newcastle: assessing the effectiveness of new health information and communication technology in providing support to patients with breast cancer receiving treatment in Newcastle. Liverpool: Liverpool University. Retrieved from http://www.mihealth.info/Downloads/Mihealth_Newcastle_evaluation_report_2008.pdf

Studying interaction in undergraduate tutorials: results from a small-scale evaluation (Journal article)

Shawa, L., Carey, P., & Mair, M. (2008). Studying interaction in undergraduate tutorials: results from a small-scale evaluation. TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 13(6), 703-714. doi:10.1080/13562510802525437

DOI: 10.1080/13562510802525437

2007

Critical reflections on the field of tobacco research: The role of tobacco control in defining the tobacco research agenda (Journal article)

Mair, M., & Kierans, C. (2007). Critical reflections on the field of tobacco research: The role of tobacco control in defining the tobacco research agenda. Critical Public Health, 17(2), 103-112. doi:10.1080/09581590601045204

DOI: 10.1080/09581590601045204

Critical reflections on the field of tobacco research: The role of tobacco control in defining the tobacco research agenda (Journal article)

Mair, M., & Kierans, C. (2007). Critical reflections on the field of tobacco research: The role of tobacco control in defining the tobacco research agenda. Critical Public Health, 17(2), 103-112. doi:10.1080/09581590601045204

DOI: 10.1080/09581590601045204

Descriptions as data: developing techniques to elicit descriptive materials in social research (Journal article)

Mair, M., & Kierans, C. (2007). Descriptions as data: developing techniques to elicit descriptive materials in social research. Visual Studies, 22(2), 120-136. doi:10.1080/14725860701507057

DOI: 10.1080/14725860701507057

Formal Health Services in Informal Settings: Findings from the Preston Men's Health Project (Journal article)

Kierans, C., Robertson, S., & Mair, M. (2007). Formal Health Services in Informal Settings: Findings from the Preston Men's Health Project. International Journal of Men's Health and Gender, 44(4), 440-447.

Formal health services in informal settings: findings from the Preston Men's Health Project (Journal article)

Kierans, C., Robertson, S., & Mair, M. D. (2007). Formal health services in informal settings: findings from the Preston Men's Health Project. The Journal of Men's Health & Gender, 4(4), 440-447. doi:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.08.006

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.08.006

2006

Evaluating Mihealth Liverpool: Assessing the Effectiveness of New Health Information and Communication Technology in Providing Support to Patients with Breast Cancer Receiving Treatment in Liverpool (Report)

Mair, M., & Kierans, C. (2006). Evaluating Mihealth Liverpool: Assessing the Effectiveness of New Health Information and Communication Technology in Providing Support to Patients with Breast Cancer Receiving Treatment in Liverpool. Liverpool. Retrieved from http://www.mihealth.info/Downloads/MihealthReport_July_2006_V2.pdf

Lies, damned lies and statistics? Reliability and personal accounts of smoking among young people (Journal article)

Mair, M., Barlow, A., Woods, S. E., Kierans, C., Milton, B., & Porcellato, L. (2006). Lies, damned lies and statistics? Reliability and personal accounts of smoking among young people. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 62(4), 1009-1021. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.002

DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.002

Lies, damned lies and statistics? Reliability and personal accounts of smoking among young people (Journal article)

Mair, M., Barlow, A., Woods, S. E., Kierans, C., Milton, B., & Porcellato, L. (2006). Lies, damned lies and statistics? Reliability and personal accounts of smoking among young people. Social Science & Medicine, 62(4), 1009-1021. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.002

DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.002

Mihealth: Understanding Local Contexts of Use in HICTs for Breast Cancer (Journal article)

Kierans, C., & Mair, M. (2006). Mihealth: Understanding Local Contexts of Use in HICTs for Breast Cancer. Health Information on the Internet, 54(1), 3-5.